Construction Underway on Traditional Hindu Temple in Nebraska

June 29, 2002

Source: Omaha World-Herald

On June 29, 2002 the Omaha World-Herald reported that "Nebraska's only Hindu temple is four months into a two-year transformation from a former restaurant... When completed, the temple will pay homage to Hindu deities through an intricate design both inside and out... The renovation is one of two milestones for the Hindu temple, which has been open... since 1994. In July, the temple will [also] welcome its first full-time priest, which will allow for daily services... The popularity of the Hindu temple, which draws members from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa, is driving the $1.2 million project. Membership has grown sixfold to 600 families in just five years... A Memorial Day 2003 service is planned to open the temple." The article provides detailed description of the methods of Hindu architecture being used in the temple construction.